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Harp with Janus Head

early 20th century

Wood, hide, and fiber

44 x 28 in. (111.76 x 71.12 cm)
Charles B. Benenson, B.A. 1933, Collection
2006.51.101
Culture: 
Fang
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Musical Instruments
Geography: 
Made in Gabon
Status: 
Not on view
Provenance: 

Alain de Monbrison, Paris.Charles B. Benenson Collection, Greenwich, Conn; Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, Conn.

Bibliography: 

“Acquisitions, July 1, 2005–June 30, 2006,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2006): 222.

Frederick John Lamp, Accumulating Histories: African Art from the Charles B. Benenson Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Art Gallery, 2012), 127, ill.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.